Here at FTA, we operate one of the largest and most modern fleets of training aircraft in the UK. One of our most asked question’s is what aircraft do our cadets learn to fly in? Here we give a closer insight into our fleet...
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One of our most asked questions during our tour is "what exactly is ATPL Theory?"
Airline Transport Pilot Licence Theory (ATPL Theory) is one of the stages you undertake when completing your Integrated Flight Deck Programme. You cannot obtain an ATPL licence without completing the ATPL theory. This is done by successfully passing 14 theoretical exams including Meteorology, Principles of Flight and Navigation.
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FTA graduate and pilot, Rob offers great advice to those embarking on their commercial pilot training
Why did you train to be a pilot?
After experiencing my first flight in a light aircraft in my late teens, I immediately developed the desire to become a pilot. Nearly twenty years later, after a career in an unrelated field, I decided it was time to follow my dream.
How did you go about choosing a flying school and what aspects were important to you?
I canvassed opinions of pilot friends and on general aviation flying forums. Then I visited the schools in person. I was looking for a school with a modern fleet of aircraft and an excellent reputation in the industry. Secondary considerations were a location that was commuting distance to home and an airfield with instrument approaches.
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Congratulations! If you’re reading this blog post you must have obtained your Private Pilot Licence, so well done. Now is your chance to take full advantage of your wonderful achievement and do these 5 fantastic things…
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